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Pocahontas and The Lion King

‘Those two are my favourites,’ I tell him,
‘I remember seeing them with Mom.’
Two distinct sentences.
And then-
‘Do you think they’re your favourites
because you saw them with her?’
A link so blindingly obvious it took
someone else to make me see it,
a connective instead of a full stop,
and now, full understanding,
those two are my favourites
because I saw them with her.



Lauren Phillips-Freeman

Lauren Phillips-Freeman is a language teacher and writer with a love of words in all their forms. She uses writing to help her process her own tangled emotions.